The Buffalo Bills lost their second game of the season on Sunday, falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 31-20. The team also lost their starting cornerback Vontae Davis.
Davis was not lost to injury, he decided to retire at halftime. “Coming out they said he’s not coming out, he’s retired,” said Bills Lineback Lorenzo Alexander.
“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “He communicated to us that he was done.”
The NFL released an official statement from Davis on Twitter. Davis said that the reality had hit him: “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
“And truthfully, I do not because the season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late,” he said in the statement.
“This was an overwhelming decision, but I’m at peace with myself and my family.”